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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire Sparks Discussion About City’s Storage Protocol

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A Brooklyn warehouse storing millions of city records burned down this weekend. As firefighters fought the flames, scraps of paper records drifted across Williamsburg. 

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On Being

Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Styli over substance

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

The recently published National Recording Preservation Plan from the Library of Congress includes a recommendation to "encourage scientific and technical research leading to the development of new technologies to recover, reformat, and preserve audio recording media". Although at first sight this passage seems to refer to high-tech projects such as IRENE, there may be other, more modest ways to advance audio preservation technology. Here is an example.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck Smackdown: Record Store Day Edition

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Every third Saturday in April since 2008, faithful fans of vinyl have lined up at the doors of their local independent record shops to buy limited edition releases in honor of Record Store Day. Before the annual event this Saturday, April 20th, Joe Levy and Ben Greenman debate whether or not we should focus on one day devoted to records.

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Soundcheck

Thinning The Crates And Hitting The Road

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Moving cross country can be a romantic thing: wide-open spaces, and America seen through the window. But deciding what to pack and what to abandon in the move can be painful, especially when it comes to your record collection. 

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WNYC News

East Village Vinyl Destination for Hit Makers and Global Junkies to Close

Monday, August 06, 2012

When Dr. Dre needed a fresh sample for his 2001 hit single with Snoop Dogg, “The Next Episode,” he hit up East Village record store co-owner Jared Boxxs’s shop Sound Library. Dr. Dre walked away with the David McCallum album “Music: A Bit More of Me” and a Billboard chart topper.

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Soundcheck

John Peel’s Vault

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For almost 40 years, the late BBC radio host John Peel spun cutting-edge tracks and launched entire careers with his legendary “Peel Sessions.” Along the way, he amassed an enormous, meticulously organized music collection. Now, artifacts from that collection are finding a home online. Joining us to tell us more about the project are Tom Barker of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, and Peel’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft.

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The Takeaway

Yankees Relief Pitcher Rivera Sets Record

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera had arguably the most important moment of his career yesterday, in a game aginst the Minnesota Twins, when he surpassed Trevor Hoffman as the major league career leader in saves with 602. Rivera has been the Yankees' closer since 1997, so this milestone has been 15 years in the making.

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Studio 360

DJ Shadow

Friday, July 25, 2008

DJ Shadow set a Guinness Book record for creating an album, Endtroducing, made up entirely of samples, many of them from LPs he rescued from the 50-cent bin. He’s moved on, but some of his fans (like Studio 360’s Derek John) still ...

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